The Prom

Aug. 23 - Sept. 17, 2023 • MainStage Series at The Historic Dock Street Theatre

Book & Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Direction by Marybeth Clark
Music Direction by Sam Henderson
Choreography by Cara Dolan

THE PROM is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

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About the Show


egos and eccentricities collide when know-it-all broadway stars crash a small town to right a wrong

The Prom
, a brash new musical comedy that took Broadway by storm and lit up the screen in the Netflix adaptation starring Meryl Streep, comes to the Dock Street Theatre to open Charleston Stage’s 46th Season! From the creative team behind Elf! The Musical, this Drama Desk-winner and Tony-nominee tells the story of four Broadway has-beens in search of a way to restore their failing careers. They fly off to Indiana to help Emma, a 17-year-old who has been barred from taking her girlfriend to prom by her school’s PTA. Chaos, comedy, and catharsis ensue as the locals and Broadway divas alike dance around their differences until they discover that they’re all dancing to the same beat.

Please note, Aug. 23rd is our Pay-As-You-Please performance for The Prom. These special ticket sales are only available online 24-hours prior to the performance. For more details about our Pay-As-You-Please performances and to purchase tickets, click here.

single tickets for the prom go on sale july 25th. season tickets are now on sale.

Upcoming Shows

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical July 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2023 • Family Series
The Prom Aug. 23 - Sept. 17, 2023 • MainStage Series
Clue: On Stage Oct. 18 - Nov. 5, 2023 • MainStage Series
A Christmas Carol Nov. 29 - Dec. 22, 2023 • Holiday Show
Chicken & Biscuits Jan. 24 - Feb. 11, 2024 • MainStage Series
Junie B. Toothless Wonder Feb. 3 & 10, 2024 • Family Series
The Trip to Bountiful Feb. 28 - Mar. 17, 2024 • MainStage Series
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Apr. 10 - 28, 2024 • MainStage Series

In Residence at the Dock Street Theatre Since 1978